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I’ve been seeing a liver doctor to I had a failed one in Feb so going back at the end of the month but the follow up appt isn’t until august! My appt is on Wednesday. Sadly and very frustratingly it was a complete disaster. The throat spray was absolutely disgusting and left me feeling like I was dribbling everywhere. I totally gagged when they put the camera tube down and couldn’t swallow it and couldn’t breath and panicked. This kept happening and each time it was worse. They tried twice and I was panicking and hyperventilating, I couldn’t help it. I tried so hard to concentrate on something else and to breathe but instinct just took over and I couldn’t help reacting like I did - it felt like I was being attacked. I was crying and shaking.
So I’ll be having sedation this time round on Wednesday, at Hammersmith hospital. I’ve had sedation for a colonoscopy before but it didn’t have any effect - I felt every bit of that test. I’m really worried that it will be the same for the endoscopy and it won’t make any difference and it will be like last time. Can you ask for more/stronger sedation? Has anyone been through this? I know from a bit of reading that some people aren’t even aware of it happening and others don’t notice much. I’m scared to be honest, that it will be just as awful as last time which really was one of the scariest things I’ve done in my life even if it was over relatively quickly. Any helpful thoughts and comments welcome.
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